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Celebrity's Picture: Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1843

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1843 / NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Yet another derivative was worked up from the Graham print, omitting the full figure and chair and using softer edges and powdery shading, like an etching, although the text indicates that it's another lithograph.

Accuracy of likeness and proportions suffer obviously with each removal from the live sitter, not unlike modern photocopy clones, and so does the work's bearings with the original artist.

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